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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#1 Posted : 25 February 2007 10:31:52(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Well, I've been blathering on on this forum for a few months now, so I figured it is time to post a bit of info about my layout, such as it is.

Firstly, I'll start off with a track plan.......made from good old M Track.

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Anyone ever seen this before, and can you tell me where?

Size is 3.4m at the top, 2.4m on the right hand side, 1.5m on the left, and the bridge approach end is 1.2m

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Offline bellejt  
#2 Posted : 25 February 2007 10:38:51(UTC)
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this looks like a Marklin plan from the years 70 .I schould look into my old catalogues to find it.
Greetings,salutations,groeten
Offline svgeorgiad  
#3 Posted : 25 February 2007 11:00:20(UTC)
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David,

This is great! Have you thought about incorporating a turntable? It seems that you have enough space!
Symeon Georgiadis
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#4 Posted : 25 February 2007 11:01:07(UTC)
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You're very close Johnny, in fact it is from the 1971 catalogue. It has been made slightly larger to fit into the available space.

1970 and 1971 were the only times, IMHO, that Marklin ever published a decent track plan in the catalogue. I wish they would still do this!!
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#5 Posted : 25 February 2007 11:06:26(UTC)
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Symeon, yes I have thought about a turntable, and am busy putting aside some $$ for one (probably about $650 here), although I'm not sure where it would go....maybe over in the right hand yard. I have drawn up some extensions to this layout, which incorporates a turntable, but as things are right now, I do not have the space to make the extensions. If folks are interested I can post the extension drawings as well..........flights of fantasy never hurt, eh?? biggrin, and we should always be prepared.....biggrin, plus it was a good exercise in learning how to use WinTrack.
Offline bellejt  
#6 Posted : 25 February 2007 12:24:24(UTC)
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Maybe the turntable would fit in the upper right corner instaed off the 3 way switch.
Greetings,salutations,groeten
Offline hxmiesa  
#7 Posted : 25 February 2007 13:59:51(UTC)
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I have that catalog! ;-)
I like very much how they show the evolution of the "familys" railroad hobby and the constructiuon of the layout.

How about some photos? ;-)
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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Offline nevw  
#8 Posted : 25 February 2007 22:47:50(UTC)
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Pickies, Pickies.

Very Nice, wish I had that much room.
Nev
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#9 Posted : 26 February 2007 01:51:49(UTC)
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Will post some piccies when I get home, including some of the original that appeared in the '71 catalogue.

As for the room, well it is set up in the smallest room in the house, which is all that I'm allowed..........[V][V]
Offline bmcrae  
#10 Posted : 26 February 2007 03:02:15(UTC)
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I like the track plan David. Smile
Looking forward to seeing some pics.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#11 Posted : 26 February 2007 11:02:36(UTC)
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Firstly, here's some piccies from the '71 catalogue as to how things should look like......[:I][:I]

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The original track plan.


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As Hendrik says in his post, you can see some pictures of how the family built the layout.

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Offline hxmiesa  
#12 Posted : 26 February 2007 18:19:08(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Bigdaddynz
As Hendrik says in his post, you can see some pictures of how the family built the layout.


It´s more than that!
(Speaking from vague memory) they start out with a small starter set, then gradually add to it.
Then they go to visit a large exposition layout (K-track, of course! ;-) -and THEN they settle out to plan their ultimative layout at home (yes, the one in the photos). Dad makes the planning, the kids looks over his shoulder ;-)
Finally they build it, as shown on the photos.
In between they also enjoy assembling their own waggons and locos from original kits (a thing I miss in the current catalogue)

Maybe somebody could do a complete scan of this story?

...Still holding my breath for some photos of Bigdaddynz's REAL layout! ;-)
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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Offline steventrain  
#13 Posted : 26 February 2007 18:19:39(UTC)
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Good trackplan,There was M tracks.
Largest Marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/M-tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50, E103, E120/Insider Club membership since 2004.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#14 Posted : 26 February 2007 20:35:15(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
Maybe somebody could do a complete scan of this story?

...Still holding my breath for some photos of Bigdaddynz's REAL layout! ;-)


As usual Hendrik, your comments are spot on.

I have the complete catalog in PDF format, so can post more pages if you wish.

I got home too late last night to be able to post piccies of the layout, so will attempt to do that tonight.....
Offline huttel  
#15 Posted : 26 February 2007 22:52:35(UTC)
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Hi all,

I very well remember this layout. Remember I as a boy dreamed that one day I would be able to build it. Sat down and figured out what I needed and thought it would never be possible...a fortune it would cost me. Back in memory lane...

I would love to see more tracplans like this in the new magazines...and also to see pics from your layout.

//Thomas
Carpe Diem!

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#16 Posted : 27 February 2007 03:01:24(UTC)
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Seems to me from the comments here that this particular layout has inspired a number of people in the Marklin hobby. I can relate to Thomas' comments, as I had exactly the same dreams about this layout that he had. So, in a way building this layout is a boyhood dream come true.

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Every good layout needs a well built baseboard......

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This is going to be a tight fit..........what you see here is the baseboard for the bridge and right hand yard area.

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The backboard is attached



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Time to play......


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Ramps and bridges are installed. The bridge pillars were made by glueing 2 pieces of 18mm MDF board together, then cut to size and painted. The pillars were put through a router with a 10mm bullnose bit to give the rounded edges.

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The lights at the end of the tunnel............no, it's a V200!!


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The 2nd module goes in. Boy, is this a tight fit or what?? Getting this all out will be a worry. And, getting it down the stairs will be a bigger worry.....

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Offline bmcrae  
#17 Posted : 27 February 2007 07:02:46(UTC)
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Thanks David! I am looking forward to following your progress.
There really is something magical about those 'old school' layouts! [:p]
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#18 Posted : 27 February 2007 08:13:46(UTC)
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Thanks for your kind words Brian. The layout may be 'old school' in terms of the design and track type used, but it is fully digital.


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Here are the tracks going down

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Hey, that V200 is going the 'wrong' way..... I initially ran the layout in the NZ / Aussie / UK way with trains travelling on the left hand track. Everything nows runs in the 'correct' European way, on the right hand track. The 6021 has since been replaced by a Central Station.

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Sometimes you just have to play.......

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Since these photos were taken (over a year ago) I have:
- Replaced a lot of the older M Track with new track I was able to purchase at a very good price. I was having trouble with some locos derailing, including the red BR185 you see in these pictures. Installing new track has fixed that.

- Installed Catenary

- Installed Station platforms

- Wired up turnouts with Viessmann 5211 decoders

- Sorted out some of the gradients, which were also causing derailments.

- Rewired parts of the layout with a better wiring loom that what I was using.

- Started installing some Viessmann 4013 light signals.

I don't have any later pictures than these, but I guess I need to take some more - after I track down where all the rechargable batteries for the camera have gone..... Let me think..... 2 kids with MP3 players, Cameras and Walkman CD players.......where have the batteries gone???.....and I'm left with the ones that only seem to last for about 4 shots...... I wonder why....[:(!][:(][:I][:I]

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Offline foumaro  
#19 Posted : 27 February 2007 08:50:13(UTC)
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Kids.That is enough.biggrin
Offline hxmiesa  
#20 Posted : 27 February 2007 09:34:39(UTC)
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Thanks for the photos. Very nice! ;-)
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
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Offline widianto  
#21 Posted : 27 February 2007 10:07:27(UTC)
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Nice..Thanks for the picturesbiggrin
One Of Indonesian MARKLINIST
M&C-Track/Mobile Station-Analog Controller/Diesel Engine Lovers, Multi Era-Multi Country
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Offline Rowan  
#22 Posted : 27 February 2007 20:25:16(UTC)
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AB FAB !
What an absolutely splendid layout you have put together David.
Most impressive cobber.So how long did it take you to get up to the stage you have showed us with your piccys?(nice piccys}
There was definetley "something" about those layout photos they put in the old catalouges.
I used too go back again and again to the layout piccys in those cats.
You keep up the good work mate.
I can see you are getting a lot of requests for more piccys.
No hurry mate....
. ...... any time in the next ten minutes is cool.
Look foward to following your thread.
Smile
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Offline nevw  
#23 Posted : 27 February 2007 22:11:09(UTC)
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Very Good. {Envy Mode off]

Nev
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Offline cjh26  
#24 Posted : 28 February 2007 02:10:54(UTC)
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Nice Job ! Well Done please keep the pics coming
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Offline steventrain  
#25 Posted : 28 February 2007 14:37:22(UTC)
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Excellent Job,thanks for sharing the pictures.Smile
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Offline jonquinn  
#26 Posted : 28 February 2007 14:44:20(UTC)
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why is it that everyone else around the world has nice knot-free and straight lumber and plywood, and we get the seconds or thirds?
I would have to buy and mill my own boards to get anything comparable. Its just not possible to find anything good at the HD or Lowes superstores. The oak plywood they sell (most of the time) is even junk (from china mostly) - and I don't think it is even oak, at least not american red or white oak.

the old marklin catalogs were much better done as far as showcasing the models and what you can do with them than the catalogs of the past 10-15 years. I think it was back then the people that worked for the company truly had a passion for model railroads and the things they built. Lately it has been run by professional managers, and to them there is no difference between a cordless drill and a train.
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Offline rschaffr  
#27 Posted : 28 February 2007 15:25:39(UTC)
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So true, Jon. David: Beautiful work. Keep it up, and keep the pictures coming. I had actually planned to build my era III layout with M track but my wife convinced me to try C. C is easy to work with and fits together nice, but lacks the nostalgia value of M. I probably should sell off my M track, but I hate to part with it. I use some when the spirit moves me to set up a carpet bahn and run my analog loks.
-Ron
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Offline Charlie  
#28 Posted : 28 February 2007 15:31:54(UTC)
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Great pictures, very inspiring. That will be one full layout! [:p]

Charlie
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Offline RayF  
#29 Posted : 28 February 2007 15:59:06(UTC)
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Very nice! I love the look of M track for its nostalgia value. I'm thinking of changing to C track for my new layout, though. It's much easier to put together.

Ray
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#30 Posted : 01 March 2007 07:21:10(UTC)
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Thanks for the kind words guys, much appreciated. I stuck with M Track because it was what I had, and it was going to cost too much to replace everything with C Track. If I ever get the space to expand the layout, that will be done in C Track.

Jon, I'm using good New Zealand grown pine timber (shameless plug here), I think it is 90mm x 18mm, from memory. The baseboard is not plywood, but 6mm Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). Basically MDF is made from a mixture of glue and sawdust under high pressure. It's good to work with, just don't get it wet, otherwise it delaminates and goes all soggy. Costs for the pine is about $4.50 a metre, and for the MDF about $25 per 2.4m x 1.2m sheet (8' x 4'). Here's some blurb for those of you interested in finding out more about MDF - http://www.merbok.com/mdfoverview/whatis.htm
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#31 Posted : 02 March 2007 10:43:02(UTC)
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Well I had a bit of a clean up, found some batteries, and have taken some new pictures.

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To Do's:

- Finish Catenary
- Finish wiring up signals
- Install remaining 2 station platforms. A wee Gotcha here......I was
only able to buy 6 platforms at the time I purchased them, and have
had to wait for more to come into the country. The new ones have
grey roofs..... I managed to find some orange paint in a spray can
that closely matches the existing, but I'm going to have to mask
everything up and paint the existing ones so that everything
matches. Talk about Murphy's Law......

- Wire up lights
- Build Tunnels and hills
- Think about scenery, etc
- Play trains

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Offline fvri  
#32 Posted : 02 March 2007 11:22:37(UTC)
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Hi David,

A very nice layout, nice work in progress. A lot of possibilities for scenery. I always find it very attractive if brigdes and tunnels are involved.
Keep up the good work and enjoy playing trains...

Frank.
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Offline hxmiesa  
#33 Posted : 02 March 2007 13:21:55(UTC)
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I especially like the second-last pic!
Nice view, and good work on the caternary. What brand masts are you using? (Electrotren?)

Suggestion; Personally I dont like the orange platform-roofs. Why dont you paint them all grey, when you get the new ones?

BTW; How did the V200 get there? (hehe)
Best regards
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Offline steventrain  
#34 Posted : 02 March 2007 13:31:45(UTC)
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Very good tidy and clean.
Largest Marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/M-tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50, E103, E120/Insider Club membership since 2004.
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Offline Mats P  
#35 Posted : 02 March 2007 16:56:43(UTC)
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Wow!!! This was my first dream layout I had being a nine years old boy reading the Märklin catalogue from page to page in bed before falling in sleep.I really wish you good luck of making my,and of course your,dream come true.Keep up the good work!

Regards

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Offline huttel  
#36 Posted : 02 March 2007 21:28:21(UTC)
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Hi all

Couldn't help myself Cool

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Adapted layout with C-track and R2/R3 curves instead of R1/R2.

//Thomas
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#37 Posted : 02 March 2007 23:33:03(UTC)
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Hey Thomas, you must have been reading my mind. I'd been thinking that if I ever had the space, money and time, I could rebuild this layout in C Track, and incorporate the larger R2 and R3 curves. The only problem would be the bridge approaches, as M don't make curved bridge units for R3. However, they could easily be made, using some ply or MDF, and a jigsaw and a router. Unfortunately, your revamp, at 3.7m won't fit in the room that the layout is currently in.

Fantastic job though, I like it biggrinbiggrin
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#38 Posted : 03 March 2007 00:12:28(UTC)
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In response to the question of a turntable, I had a play with the trackplan in wintrack to see if a turntable could be fitted.

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Also, I've drawn some expansion plans for the day, if ever, that I can expand the layout. This one adds a 2.4m x 1.2m module.

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The full plan.


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The lower level.

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The upper levels. Note that the station area has had a couple of extra straight tracks inserted.

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Offline laalves  
#39 Posted : 03 March 2007 01:26:23(UTC)
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Superb.... the classic Märklin look and feel, combined with today's technology!

Great job!

Luís
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#40 Posted : 03 March 2007 08:18:49(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by fvri
<br /> I always find it very attractive if brigdes and tunnels are involved.

Frank.


A friend suggested to me that there are too many tunnels on this layout. To me, they add character to a layout.



Quote:
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<br />I especially like the second-last pic!
Nice view, and good work on the caternary. What brand masts are you using? (Electrotren?)

Suggestion; Personally I dont like the orange platform-roofs. Why dont you paint them all grey, when you get the new ones?

BTW; How did the V200 get there? (hehe)


Henrik, yes the masts are Electrotren. They look OK in the pictures, but in real life I think they look too 'spindly' or thin. I'm thinking of replacing them with the Electrotren latice masts.

To change the colour of the platform roofs to anything other than orange I'd have to take the roofs off. Having assembled and deassembled these things several times - I had to reduce them in height by 5mm as they were catching the loco pantographs - I can't be bothered doing this, especially rewiring the lights I have mounted in them. Believe me I thought long and hard about that.

The V200 has got a PD101 decoder with the same address as the V160, so I can't have them on the track at the same time, and I have no idea of how to reprogram the address with a CS - the instructions are for a 6021. I could change the V160, I just haven't got around to it. Hence the V200 sitting off the tracks.

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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by steventrain
<br />Very good tidy and clean.


Hey Steven, you should have seen it before.......[:I][:I] As for underneath, well [:I][:I][:I][:I][:I]
Offline nevw  
#41 Posted : 03 March 2007 08:23:07(UTC)
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David,
Gets Better and Better.
Any dates for your visit???
N
wearing the Pink Pinny, which is hard to see and now have a new shiny tin Hip that is badly in Need of Repair
Junior member of the Banana Club, a reformist and an old Goat with a Bad memory, loafing around
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#42 Posted : 03 March 2007 08:39:01(UTC)
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Hi Nev. Well the Tech One guys were meant to be here next week, but they've postponed until the week starting 19 March, at which time I will be with them in Auckland. The Brisbane visit has therefore been put off until later, maybe April. I believe they hold the course every 6 weeks or so, so we'll see.....
Offline steventrain  
#43 Posted : 03 March 2007 10:01:53(UTC)
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Excellent,Very big trackplan.
Largest Marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/M-tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50, E103, E120/Insider Club membership since 2004.
Offline huttel  
#44 Posted : 04 March 2007 22:49:37(UTC)
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<br />Hey Thomas, you must have been reading my mind. I'd been thinking that if I ever had the space, money and time, I could rebuild this layout in C Track, and incorporate the larger R2 and R3 curves. The only problem would be the bridge approaches, as M don't make curved bridge units for R3. However, they could easily be made, using some ply or MDF, and a jigsaw and a router. Unfortunately, your revamp, at 3.7m won't fit in the room that the layout is currently in.

Fantastic job though, I like it biggrinbiggrin


Hi David

I had simmilar considerations when I buildt my existing layout on R1/R2 and R2/R3. Wish Märklin would make curved bridges for R3 soon. As you can see on my layout I decided to go for R2/R3 curves (no R1) and MDF ramps - worked out ok.

//Thomas
Carpe Diem!

Märklin HO | Insider | C-Track | Digital | Era III+IV | PC Control with CS2 (60215), Intellibox & Win-Digipet | http://huttel.dk/marklin
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#45 Posted : 05 March 2007 02:59:23(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Yes Thomas, I was having a look at your layout thread and web pages yesterday. You've done a fantastic job. Well done.
Offline huttel  
#46 Posted : 06 March 2007 11:15:59(UTC)
huttel

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Thx Smile Think your layout is great and with all the comments it's clear that this specific layout has inspirede many dreams over the time. You are now making all our dreams come true.
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Offline ulf999  
#47 Posted : 07 March 2007 18:20:37(UTC)
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Superb layout! You're working fast!
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Offline bmcrae  
#48 Posted : 07 March 2007 19:37:49(UTC)
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The expansion plans look great! I do not share your friends assesment that there are too many tunnels! That's like saying you have too many locomotives!! [:0] biggrinbiggrinbiggrin
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#49 Posted : 19 August 2007 08:05:38(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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As promised (in another thread) here are some pictures of my 37450 BR45, which I received several weeks ago.

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She's a beauty....biggrinbiggrin

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BR45 pulling a set of 46255 Langer Heinreich cars, which I also received recently. Who can note some subtle changes in the layout, which can be seen in this picture?

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You can just see the glowing firebox inside the cab...

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I've also got some 00751 Hopper cars, which I have tried to weather to match the 46255 Langer Heinreich cars. 46255 LH car on the left, 00751 on the right....

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...and another shot......weathered 00751 on the left, original 00751 on the right. I have 12 cars in total (5 x 46255, 7 x 00751), enough to make up a reasonable length unit train.biggrinbiggrin

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Offline steventrain  
#50 Posted : 19 August 2007 09:38:32(UTC)
steventrain

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Very nice, Thanks for sharing.
It is a Insider model.Smile
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